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Muslim Father Pleads Not Guilty To Murdering Daughter

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CNN Refuses To Cite Horrific Crime As Muslim Tradition

A traditional Islamic crime occurs in Atlanta, Georgia,and CNN reports that the family is South Asian, not Middle Eastern despite the family being Pakistani immigrants and Muslim. Pakistan’s official name is the Islamic Nation of Pakistan, situated between Greater Middle East and South Asia, the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. Pakistan has the second largest Muslim population in the world.

Rashid’s wife told authorities Kanwal recently had been married in Pakistan — an arranged marriage, she said. The young woman’s husband was living in Chicago, Illinois, police said, but Kanwal remained at her father’s home and worked at a metro Atlanta Wal-Mart for a brief time.

“The victim was not interested in marrying, nor remaining married to her husband,” the police report said, citing information authorities received from Rashid’s wife.

“This was causing a great deal of friction between the victim and her father,” so much so that the two had not spoken in two months, the report said.

Police found Rashid sitting behind a vehicle in the driveway, and he seemed “distraught and possibly mournful,” the report said. He told police, “My daughter is dead.” But when asked how she died, Rashid did not answer — “he just dropped his head.”

Ligature marks were found on Kanwal’s body and police found an iron and cord by the doorway of her bedroom, where she was found. A necklace was found downstairs next to what appeared to be a prayer table.

Honor killings are an Islamic cultural practice that is meant to save the family humilation and shame. But CNN won’t name the Muslim practice. A politically correct United Nations also refuses to condemn the Muslim tradition or identify the family as Muslims.

“Honor killings” — the slaying by family members of a woman or girl thought to be bringing them shame — are usually kept quiet, making it difficult to determine how frequently they occur. The United Nations Population Fund estimated in September 2000 that as many as 5,000 women and girls fall victim to such killings each year. “My immediate reaction was that this is an anomaly in the South Asian community,” Ajay Nair, associate dean of multicultural affairs at Columbia University, told CNN on Tuesday. “Most South Asian-American families enjoy wonderful relationships within their families.”

“I think there’s ways that we can rationalize it and make sense of it, particularly in thinking about new immigrant communities in the U.S. and thinking about some of the struggles that they face and the generation gap and the cultural differences that children do face,” he said. “I think there are some issues there, but by and large, this isn’t a rampant problem within South Asian communities. What is a problem, I think, is domestic violence, and that cuts across all communities.”

Well, I would think that Muslim women know what will happen to them if they voice any complaints and rebel against accepted misogynistic mores. In the United States, 1,400 women die each year in domestic violence. Dr. Nair, a Muslim male, thinks that 5,000 women and girls dying each year is an anomaly in Muslim, oops excuse me, South Asian communities? Honor killings aren’t a rampant problem?

Ajay Nair does bring his South Asian politics to the classroom to mobilize his students at rallies.

More evidence that the murderer is Muslim? In court, the murder charges and legal rights were read to Chaundry Rashid in Urdu.

Urdu, a primarily Indic language is the national language of Pakistan, spoken by Muslims, not Hindis. It is also spoken in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Botswana, Fiji, Germany, Guyana, India, Malawi, Mauritius, Nepal, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, the United Arab Republic, United Kingdom, and Zambia. All heavily populated Muslim countries.

So why can’t CNN and Professor Ajay Nair say Muslim or Islamic? Why are they not condemning this horrific and ancient tradition as barbaric and against the laws of God? Who are they really trying to protect? Certainly not women.


Written by smalltalkwitht

July 10, 2008 at 8:44 pm

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  1. After reading the “official” report, I figured that this was a muslim tradition killing. One should take note that the reporter makes a point of discounting this as just a small part of the greater problem of domestic violence in our country. Now keep in mind that this is a “premeditated” murder. I wonder what kind of sentence he will receive?


    July 9, 2008 at 12:16 pm

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